- SL Benfica’s official Fan Token will be launched on the 24th of July through a Fan Token Offering (FTO®) that will kick-off at 12:00h.
- This new digital tool, used by some of the biggest football clubs in the world, will provide SL Benfica fans with a new and exciting platform to engage with their beloved team, while enjoying special discounts, promotions and accessing exclusive rewards.
- SL Benfica will join global football giants Manchester City, Inter Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, FC Barcelona, Arsenal FC, Galatasaray, Flamengo and Palmeiras, among others, all of which have already launched their official Fan Token on Socios.com.
LISBON. JULY 4TH 2023. Sport Lisboa e Benfica, in partnership with Chiliz, the sports blockchain, will be launching the BENFICA Fan Token on the Socios.com fan engagement and rewards app on July 24th.
500.000 BENFICA Fan Tokens will be made available at 1€ through a Fan Token Offering (FTO®) that will kick off at 12.00 local time. Purchases will be capped at 100 Fan Tokens during the first 24 hours to ensure that as many Benfica fans as possible can access this unique opportunity.
The Benfica Fan Token will give Benfica fans the chance to participate in team decisions by voting in Fan Polls on official merch designs, in-stadium celebration songs and other fan-related topics. Fans will also be able to enjoy special discounts, promotions and earn exclusive rewards for their loyalty.
Socios.com is a gamified EngageToEarn platform packed with club-themed features, including predictors, check-ins, trivia quizzes and games where fans can enjoy their passion for their team and share it with other fans across the world. Each time users engage with these features they earn XP points and SSU loyalty tokens which they can redeem for a wide range of rewards, from signed products to VIP tickets and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
One (1) BENFICA Fan Token will be enough to vote on all the Fan Polls launched by SL Benfica on Socios.com and to participate in all the Benfica-themed features. However, the more BENFICA Fan Tokens held, the higher the influence and the more opportunities to earn rewards.
All the existing SL Benfica members will be offered one (1) free non-tradable BENFICA Fan Token.
To get familiar with this new platform, that is reshaping fan engagement across the sports industry and to start earning their first XP points loyalty tokens, Benfica fans are encouraged to download the Socios.com app and register choosing SL Benfica as their favorite club.
There they will find Voo da Vitória, a gamified countdown feature created to celebrate the launch of Benfica’s official Fan Token, which will give fans the chance to follow the Vitória eagle as it flies to Estádio da Luz, where it will land on the 24th of July, whilst earning exciting rewards.
This game will give Benfica fans the chance to revisit some of the moments and places that have shaped the history of the Club while putting their knowledge to the test for the chance to earn BENFICA Fan Tokens and SSU loyalty tokens. They will also have the opportunity to win a pair of tickets to visit the Benfica Museum – Cosme Damião, as well as signed jerseys.
“We are very excited to be launching our official Fan Token. At Benfica we are constantly working to enhance the experience of our fans, and Socios.com will provide us with a valuable platform to make all our global fans feel closer to the Club and to offer them access to new, innovative and immersive opportunities to engage with our team,” said Domingos Soares Oliveira, Co-CEO of SL Benfica SAD.
“This FTO® kicks off a new and exciting stage in the journey of Socios.com in Portugal. We are extremely excited to be providing Benfica members and fans with a new tool to connect and engage with the Club. SL Benfica has always been globally recognized for having built a close and interactive relationship with their fans. Socios.com brings an exciting new dimension to that relationship.” said Alexandre Dreyfus, Founder and CEO of Chiliz and Socios.com.
Socios.com, which hosts a global community of nearly 2 million users across 160+ countries, is powered by Chiliz, the leading blockchain provider for sports and entertainment. Leading sports organizations across 25 countries have joined Socios.com to connect and engage with their fans. The roster includes global football giants Manchester City, Inter Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, FC Barcelona, Arsenal, Galatasaray, Atlético Madrid, Flamengo, Corinthians and Palmeiras, all of which have already launched their Fan Token at Socios.com.